Joyce Charlene


Memorial services for Joyce Charlene "Muer" Beames, 85, will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 19, 2019 in the Centennial Chapel of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home with Dr. Robert Wilson officiating.

The daughter of the late Sherwin William Smith and Nancy Elene (Strickland) Smith, Muer was born on December 13, 1933 in a log cabin on the banks of the Red River near the community of Isom Springs, Oklahoma and passed away on July 16, 2019 at her Ardmore residence.

A resident of Southern Oklahoma most of her life, Muer graduated from Kingston High School and attended Southeastern State University. She worked at Oklahoma State University, in Stillwater for 25 years. Muer moved back to Ardmore 15 years ago and had been a member of the First Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, spending time with her grandkids and her 2 special dogs.

She is survived by her son, Calvin Beames III and wife, Dorothy; daughters, Deborah Lee Puckette and husband Tom and Rebecca Ann Bray and husband Ivan; sister, Dayna Littleton; niece, Jamie Sue Dyer and husband Travis; grandchildren, Calvin Beames IV and wife Megan, Melanie Long and husband Jake, Michael Puckette and wife Kerry, Mark Puckette, Taylor Aaron and husband Trevor, Bubba Bray and wife Jesica, Shawna Keith and husband Josh and Valerie Bray; great grandchildren, Tucker, Leah, Madalynn, Evan, Camrynn, Taylon, Kevin, Jemma, Quintin, Oakley, Titus, Tyler, Colten, Cassidy, Hailey, Courtney, Dani, Dylan, Devinn and Spencer. Preceded in death by her parents; S.W. and Elene Smith; sister, Janet Carol Roberts; brothers-in-laws, James Danner and O.P. Littleton.

Honorary pallbearers will be the grandchildren.

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In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Cross Timbers Hospice.
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Jul 19, 2019
My thoughts are with Joyce’s family. It is a painful thing to lose someone very precious, yet no one else can really know all that you feel except our Heavenly Father. He knows and feels your pain. He calls death an enemy and promises to remove it forever, Isaiah 25:8 “And he will swallow up death forever…” He also promised to wake up all our loved ones, in the memorial tombs, from death (Isaiah 26:19). What joy it will be to see our loved ones again and to enjoy life as our Creator purposed (Psalms 145:16). I  hope these words give all of you comfort.